Rebel Soul Salon Series @ Weeksville Historical Society


Shawn Peters, who manages soul rocker Martin Luther, hipped me to a series he’s producing over at the Weeksville Historical Society in Brooklyn.  It kicked off last week with Game Rebellion and follows up this weekend with Sparlha Swa, who I’ve heard great things about but, unfortunately, have had several near misses when it came time to see her perform.  Family commitments will probably preclude me from making this one, too, but if you can make it, please support.

Shawn’s booked some buzz-worthy acts for the final two weeks’ shows, all of which start at 7PM, so please check them out:

  • July 12: Sparlha Swa
  • July 19: Tamar-kali (three words here: POW-ER-FUL)
  • July 26: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (I saw these guys in the subway about a year ago, and they killed it then, so this should be good).
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